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Happy New Year & Happy Friday Wilshire!

Welcome back to the first week of 2023. Please take a moment to review the following school information:

Lunch Extracurricular Programs

Registration is open for all our lunch extracurricular programs and start up in the next week! Registration information has been emailed to you. You don’t want to miss the fun:

  • Tuesday: Young Rembrants Drawing Classes for students Gr. 1-5
  • Wednesday: Mad Science Brixology Program for Gr. 1- 6
  • Thursday: Chess Program with Mr. S for Gr. 2-8
  • Friday: Mysa’s Music & Movement Kindergarten – Gr 1
  • Friday: Mysa’s Glee Club Gr. 2-8 (Drama & Singing)

Hot Lunches

Gino’s Pizza is on TUESDAYs. Orders can be made and paid through www.healthyhunger.ca by Thursday at midnight for the following week.

Subway sandwiches are on WEDNESDAYs. Orders can be made and paid through http://www.healthyhunger.ca by Friday at midnight for the following week.

Kids Kitchen will provide hot lunches to our students on FRIDAYs.  Place your orders at www.kidskitchen.ca. Orders can be placed online until 10:00am the previous day! 

Baythorn Registration: http://www.yrdsb.ca/schools/baythorn.ps/arts/Pages/default.aspx

The Rhapsody Registration Link

Trailer Link

http://www.spellmansrhapsody.com

On the Horizon

Tuesday, January 17 & 19 – Gr. 8 Pickleball at Westmount CI

Friday, January 20 – PA Day (no school)

Sunday, January 22 – Lunar New Year

Wednesday, January 25 – Bell Let’s Talk Day

Wednesday, January 25 – The Rhapsody Viewing LINK

Friday, January 27 – Holocaust Remembrance Day

Friday, January 27 – Sports Spirit Day!

Tuesday, January 31 – Grad Photos & Class Picture Day

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From the Office

On behalf of all the staff at Wilshire, we would like to wish you a Happy New Year.  It has been an incredible first half of the school year and we are looking forward to 2023 and all the wonderful opportunities to grow and learn.  Thank you for your continued support and partnership with Wilshire ES.

Staff Announcements

Congratuations to Ms. Shugar on her retirement December 2023. We also are saying good-bye to Ms. Yang who is moving school boards. We wish them all the best in their future endeavours and adventures.

Please join me in welcoming Ms. Marand and Mr. Mubilanzila to Wilshire ES.  Ms. Marand will be our Gr. 3/4 homeroom teacher (with Gr. 4/5 French) and Mr. Mubilanzila our Junior & Intermediate French and Gr. 3/4 Social Studies/Science Teacher.  Thank you for showing them how awesome Wilshire ES is!

Happier January!

A new month and a new year marks a new challenge for Wilshire ES! We would like to encourage families and staff to use the prompts from Action for Happiness to share a little happiness in your home, school and community.

Lunch Time Extracurricular Programs

Please review your emails from Wilshire ES to check out all the new Lunch Time Extracurricular Programs (e.g., Chess Club, Glee Club, Music & Movement, and more) starting this January! Registration is open all this week. You don’t want to miss out on the fun.

Hot Lunches

Gino’s Pizza is on TUESDAYs. Orders can be made and paid through www.healthyhunger.ca by Thursday at midnight for the following week.

Subway sandwiches are on WEDNESDAYs. Orders can be made and paid through http://www.healthyhunger.ca by Friday at midnight for the following week.

Kids Kitchen will provide hot lunches to our students on FRIDAYs.  Place your orders at www.kidskitchen.ca. Orders can be placed online until 10:00am the previous day! 

Dress for the Cooler Weather

As the weather changes, please be sure to send your child with hats, mittens, a warm coat and boots as students head outside for morning and lunch recess. Please be sure to send an extra pair of socks and pants should they get wet during their time of play!

Additional Community Programs

Learn more and register here

Being a Parent: Mindful Parenting Registration Link Here

Ride the Waves: Mindful Parenting Registration Link Here

Register for any or all three workshops

On the Horizon…

Cookies & Popcorn for a $2 every Wednesday & Friday at morning recess. All profits go towards our Gr. 8 Graduation.

Monday, January 9 – First Day back to School

Friday, January 13 – Pajama Day

Friday, January 20 – PA Day (no school for students)

Tuesday, January 31 – Grade 8 Graduation Photos & Class Photo Day

 

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From the Office

Happy Thursday afternoon Wilshire Families!

Today was our Winter Carnival hosted by Ms. Angilletta’s Gr. 7/8 students, Ms. Bonura’s & Ms. McIntosh’s students. What fun we all had with games and challenges. Thank you for all the excitement before the winter break.

Please take a moment to review the following information.  You are receiving this week’s email today due to tomorrow’s YRDSB closure:

YRDSB SCHOOLS CLOSED TOMORROW – FRIDAY DECEMBER 23, 2022

Please see the following message from YRDSB regarding school closure tomorrow due to an Emergency Weather Day:

Emergency Weather Day – Schools Closed to Students December 23

Due to emergency weather conditions, all York Region District School Board schools are closed to students today, December 23, 2022.

Asynchronous learning opportunities will be available in your child’s online classroom.

Learn more

HOLIDAY HEROES CAMPAIGN

Thank you to all of the families of have made a donation thus far. Our boxes filled up with items that will bring joy and relief to those in need. But we still need your help!

2023-2024 GRADE 1 FRENCH IMMERSION

Grade 1 French Immersion Information Sessions and Registrations

What is French Immersion? 

  • In French Immersion, students receive instruction in French in a variety of subjects from a teacher who speaks French fluently.
  • The French Immersion program begins in Grade 1 and is designed for children whose first language is not French.
  • In Grades 1, 2 and 3, all subjects are taught in French. Starting in Grade 4, time is shared equally between French and English instruction.
  • The French Immersion program continues in high school.
  • Secondary school students must earn at least 10 French Immersion credits to qualify for the French Immersion Certificate upon graduation.

Important Considerations

  • For the first few months of Grade 1, the children do not acquire skills identical to those learned by children in an English program as the focus is on learning in French.
  • There may be certain lags in English Language Arts skills in the first few years of the program, but by the end of the elementary grades, successful French Immersion students perform as well as their peers in a regular English program.   
  • Communication with parents/guardians is in English including, but not limited to, report cards, newsletters and parent-teacher interviews.
  • Reading to a child at home in a child’s native language can strengthen literacy skills. Research studies confirm that children achieve greater academic success when parents read frequently (daily) to them.
  • There is only one entry point into French immersion in YRDSB; Grade 1.

Information Sessions

This year our Information session for Grade 1 entry into the French Immersion (FI) program will take place in French Immersion schools on January 19, 2023. Program locations and additional information is available on our website. If you’re unable to attend the information session, you can hear all about the French Immersion program on the Tune In YRDSB: French Immersion Podcast.

FI registration will begin on January 20, 2023. Parents or guardians of Senior Kindergarten students entering Grade 1 in 2023, and wishing to enrol in the FI Program, can email or call their home school office and indicate their intention to enrol. The home school will notify the French Immersion school, and the French Immersion school will contact you by phone or email.

WINTER BREAK

May all our families and staff have a wonderful winter break. The school will be closed December 23 – January 8th. We wish you health, rest and happiness as you spend time with family and friends. Schools re-open on January 9th

To all our families celebrating Christmas, Kwanzaa and the New Year, may joy and peace surround your family.

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From the Office

Happy Friday Wilshire Families!

Please take a moment to review the following information:

Thank you to the Gr. 7/8A class, Ms. Angiletta and Ms. Jackson for coordinating our Giving Tree initiative. Thank you to all our families for donating hats, mits, scarves, toys and food to the community. Together, filled 5 big boxes! One step of kindness goes a long way.

Dress for the Cooler Weather

As the weather changes, please be sure to send your child with hats, mittens, a warm coat and boots as students head outside for morning and lunch recess. Please be sure to send an extra pair of socks and pants should they get wet during their time of play!

Are You & Your Family Going Away?

If you are planning for your child(ren) to be away next week or the first week(s) in January, please be sure to add the absence into EDSBY to save you a call from the school for safe arrival. Please contact the office if you have any questions.

Upcoming Wilshire Spirit Days!

Hanukkah Sameach! To all our staff, students and families who begin celebrations on Sunday, we wish you blessings and joy during the festival of lights.

ON THE HORIZON…

Monday, December 18 – Hanukkah

Thursday, December 22 – Winter Carnival for K-6

Friday, December 23 – Pajama Day

Friday December 23 – Last day of school before Holiday

Saturday December 24 – Sunday January 8, 2023 – WINTER BREAK

Sunday, December 25 – Christmas

Monday, December 26 – Kwanzaa

Monday January 9, 2023 – First Day back to school

Have a snow-filled and fun weekend!